The Daily Mail – YouTube unveiled a more rigorous plan to curb hate speech, extremist views and false content on its platform amid mounting criticism over handling potentially harmful videos.
In a blog posted Wednesday, the firm said it will take further steps to eliminate videos promoting violence and extremism such as Nazi glorification and white supremacy. It will also remove videos that attempt to debunk known tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting and the Holocaust.
The action is expected to result in the removal of thousands of channels and videos that violate its newly established policies around supremacist content. However, YouTube didn’t name specific content or accounts that would be affected.